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Couch to 5k

So you’ve decided to embark on a couch to 5k program? Congrats! We’re proud of you for pursuing fitness goals! Now, let us help you achieve your couch to 5k goals with the power of chiropractic care.


Whenever you approach a new sport or fitness challenge — like running a 5k — you’re likely to run into some muscle soreness and other challenges. Chiropractic treatments can help ease some of the challenges and reduce your risk of injury. Injury can be a huge deterrent to new runners — and we don’t want you to get discouraged.


At Family and Sport Chiropractic, we are specially trained in chiropractic care for sports. Common ailments and injuries that affect runners include:


  • Runner’s Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • IT Band Syndrome


When you’re just starting running — like with a couch to 5k program — risk for injury and pain can be higher as your body adjusts to the sport. Nearly every person has some sort of imbalance in their stride — which leads to muscle strain, joint stiffness, and potential injury. Regular chiropractic adjustments help put the body in optimum alignment which can aid your running with:


  • Improved coordination
  • Increased balance
  • Stronger muscles
  • Better reaction time
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Lessen pain or soreness


In addition to making running more comfortable and injury free, regular chiropractic care can actually improve your 5k time. When your body is balanced, it runs smoother and faster!


If you’re starting — or thinking about starting — a couch to 5k program, please schedule a free consultation with us at Family and Sport Chiropractic. We can set up a plan of action to help you succeed with chiropractic care as a main component.